Thank you to everyone who attended EJP’s 2021 Annual Impact Gala on April 10!

EJP’s student newsletter, The Amplifier, is produced in EJP’s computer lab at Danville Correctional Center. To date, it has been a publication of student writing, including book reviews, creative non-fiction, editorials and commentary, and cartoons. Incarcerated students fill the positions of managing editor, assistant managing editor, copy editor, calendar editor, and production crew. In the past, the newsletter was produced monthly and distributed to EJP students. Since the pandemic, production has ceased. We hope to get the presses moving again in Fall 2021.

Please contact The Amplifier coordinator Alex Kessler with any queries.

December 2018 Issue

Features

  • The Beginning, Middleton and End of My Writing Process | Logan Middleton (EJP volunteer)
  • Nick & Shorty | Chad Lane
  • Bookshelf: Review of Adam Cohen’s book, “Im*be*ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck” | Pablo Mendoza
  • Thanks for Your Embrace | Karl Eric Ezekiel Simmons
  • Dr. Didactic | Thomas Stromblad
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October 2018 Issue

Features

Welcome to the very first all-poetry issue of the Amplifier, featuring original poetry written by EJP students.

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June 2018 Issue

Features

  • Knock Knock | James Wood
  • Waiting for the Bus | Millie Wright
  • My Introduction to Yoga | Raphel Jackson
  • Spring 2018 Semester Review

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April 2018 Issue

Features

  • Learning in El Barrio | Anastacio Esparza
  • Word of the Day: Sankofa | by Copenhaver Cumpston
  • Congratulations Andy Borum, volunteer of the year
  • Thoughts Are Not Facts | Raylan Gilford
  • From Scientific American: Michael Shermer, Postmodernism vs. Science
  • Call the Waaahmbulance – The Amplifier’s new advice column

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May 2017 Issue

Features

  • Shouting at Air | David Hensley
  • Apt Tutor, a tribute to Edward Viens | Sean Lawless
  • Dare to be Different: an interview with Terrance Hanson | Angel Pantoja
  • Book review of Learning from the Octopus by Rafe Sagarin | Edward Viens
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April 2017 Issue

Contents:

  • Manny | Angel Pantoja
  • Second Sight | Bert Stabler
  • Book review of Le Ton beau de Marot by Douglas Hofstadter | Edward Viens
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March 2017 Issue

Features

  • Call of Duty | Angel Pantoja
  • Wordplay | Edward Viens
  • What’s in the Box? | Raylan Gilford
  • Book review of Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal | Josh Walbert
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February 2017 Issue

Features

  • Cubs and Trump | Angel Pantoja
  • Positively Speaking | Sean Lawless
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January 2017

Features

  • Interview with Bert Stabler | Terrance Hanson
  • Road Warrior | Angel Pantoja
  • Anthem Protest | John Cunningham
  • Book review of Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner | Christopher Shea
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December 2016 Issue

Features

  • Mis Heroes | by Angel Pantoja
  • Weeds, Words, and Woods | Edward Viens
  • Book review of Rosa Lee by Leon Dash | Christopher Shea

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November 2016 Issue

Features

  • Is “Free College” the Answer? | C.J. Shea
  • Interview with Ian Scott, co-facilitator of C.A.V.E. | Terrance Hanson
  • When We All Act (Outgoing Reflections) | Ramón Cabrales
  • Bookshelf: Review of Things that Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, by Charles Krauthammer | C.J. Shea

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October 2016 Issue

Features

  • Interview with Stephen Sherman | Raylan Gilford
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September 2016 Issue

Features

  • Newsnotes: Progress in Post-Incarceration Eduction
  • To Code or not to Code | Josh Walbert
  • Inheritance? | Nikia Perry
  • Breathing Space
  • 10 Ways to Live Restoratively
  • Bookshelf: Review of  Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson | C.J. Shea
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August 2016 Issue

Features

  • Breathing Space | David Hensley
  • Reader Poll
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July 2016 Issue

Features

  • Higher Education Update from Rebecca Ginsburg
  • IDOC Director Baldwin’s “Ask” / Address for the Illinois Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentence Reform
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